7:31 pm May 24, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
Tim Hudson is progressing well in his recovery from back stiffness and is on track to make his next scheduled start on Monday against the Padres, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Hudson returned to Atlanta over the weekend to have his back evaluated after giving up eight runs in only 3 2/3 innings on Friday night.
Gonzalez said Hudson played catch on Tuesday and came away encouraged that he’d be ready to go Monday as planned. Hudson was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday in Pittsburgh but the Braves will call up Mike Minor to replace him, giving Hudson a few more days to rest.
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